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March 1, 2014

Gay Pride in regaurds to volition vs compultion.

Filed under: Uncategorized — prariepolyguy @ 7:16 pm
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It strikes me that whatever the activity, pride and unwilling compulsion are opposed to each other. Someone who is praised and replies ‘I just did what I had to.’ is showing some humility and downplaying what they did.

It next strikes me amusing that the lobby (and I say lobby, as opposed to individuals, whos views vary widely) chooses to define itself by its pride, and indeed name its events for pride, also at present tends to choose compulsion as its argument to justify its activities.  Speaking plainly I am of course amused that the the gay pride lobbies foremost argument is that they where born that way and didn’t make a choice.

Now lets set the research on that very topic aside quickly by saying the usual ‘identical twins aren’t identically gay or straight’ ect and get to the rather better topic of even if the evidence existed people where born and set one way or another would one want to use it to state their case? Would it be a good case in the first place?

Certainly not. First of all, those that oppose homosexuality by and large do so because they view it as a pernicious activity. It is in and of itself destructive. The argument that it is compulsory is essentially saying to them ‘I must be destructive, it’s not my choice’. That has no effect on their opposition at all, except perhaps to garner some pity if they beleive you. It is saying to them only that you have a mental disorder that falls in line with many other compulsive and destructive mental disorders. It does nothing to actually vindicate or justify your position, contrary it makes it look rather worse. Saying I can’t help it doesn’t say anything about weather something is good or bad. It’s a non-argument.

Next, for those who support homosexuality, or are homosexual themselves it takes away from really taking pride in their stance. If that is really the stance than their love will never be ‘this is what I want for myself’ and only ever be ‘this is what my body happens to want me to want’. They can never truely seize their action as their own choice, their own will, and their own volition. It’s only ever I like guys because thats what my genes (or whatever they ascribe it too) tell me, never that I like them because I love a certain individual and he happens to be my gender or because of certain application of forms or any other such thing.

With that argument in play ones love is only ever what one happens to love, not what one chooses to love. Gay would only ever be what one happens to be, never what one is. It cannot carry with it the pride of making a choice, of self-determination, of self-identification.

Only a hard line determinist could ever be really happy with that as an argument, anyone with an ounce of pride in freedom should groan at any ‘born that way’ argument in regards to any action.

The only reason this argument exists is for the Gay lobby to try to latch itself onto racial issues. Anyone (on either side of the argument) who thinks about what the argument actually implies should be wholly disgusted at it.

My wife of course is bi at her volition, and preferred women (and strongly disliked me) at her volition before we where together. She said it was her choice long before the ‘born that way’ movement got going, and quite dislikes it now.

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I guess I’ll blog again

Filed under: Uncategorized — prariepolyguy @ 6:17 pm
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It’s been a long time, despite enjoying writing I rarely take the time to just sit and do it.

Perhaps I’ll rant about something interesting some time.

It’s neat to look at my posts from times past sometimes. I enjoy them.

June 2, 2010

TV

Filed under: Uncategorized — prariepolyguy @ 5:46 pm

I finished watching through Big Love with my wife recently, it was very entertaining. It made me remember why I don’t bother with dramas or sitcoms much though. So much of the plot seemed to rely on poor communication skills. For some reason it reminded me of the show Family Matters from when I was a kid, but I haven’t watched that show in so long I can’t give an example. Anyway, I guess if it wasn’t for poor communication and standard TV hyperbole it wouldn’t be much of a spectacle. Not a bad show overall, got kind of dull in season 4 since they had to take absolutely everything in the plot way over the top and it felt like it was trying get by on shock factor rather than interesting writing. Running for governor now, uh huh, huge technological fertilizing conspiracy, whatever, deep collaborative extortion (when they’re actually helping him get a seat) right, anyway…  I’d almost rather be watching Sunny Patch with the kids :). Season 1 had the most interpersonal stuff and it was much more interesting.

I should dig out Lenny Henrys Chef!, that was  funny show in its first few seasons, not many episodes though…  Its kind of funny to me that shows like DragonBall and Sailor Moon seem to have more character depth and focus on interpersonal relationships than our shows that are supposed to be about pretty well nothing but interpersonal relationships.

April 9, 2010

Times change

Filed under: Uncategorized — prariepolyguy @ 7:26 pm
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I saw a quote attributed to Aristotle, ‘Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society’. Now,  its been a while since I read translations of Aristotles works, and even then I only read some of what I was interested in, and I wouldn’t count things Aristotle said as Cannon Truth anyway, so I fully admit the quote may be his. Either way I had to like the quote.

Peace and prosperity just don’t last. I know we are at war, and us civilians feel it in terms of general losses we mourn and specific losses when a freind or family member is lost, but we don’t feel the pressure of war in our day to day lives.  We’re not subject to rationing, we’re not subject to draft like the Statists down south where, and we don’t have a lot at stake personally in the conflict, we don’t have much to gain or lose (one may say preventing terrorism, but I can’t help but think thats unrealistic even if we could totally stabilize Afghanistan, victory in Afghanistan will not end terrorism). For the most part we have a lifestyle as if we where at peace.  As for prosperity we live in a culture where food, entertainment, decorations, and luxuries abound so that even below the ‘poverty line’ we can live like kings.  Even through hard times where jobs are scarce resources abound so that it is perfectly possible to survive on what is considered close to nothing if you have some basic skills and resources and the ability to create and keep a budget.

We, as Canadians in general, have fantastic living conditions. Some cities may be overpriced and others may have a very poor job market, but you can still make do, or in the worse case move.

As one ought to expect, when people have what they want they do what they want, and left to their own philosophies they destroy the very things that uphold the things they value.  Since the last war crime in general is up, especially petty crimes that indicate a deeper selfishness and apathy towards others, family stability is way down, and looking at elementary and high schools (and even universities) shows us that things are set to take a much deeper plunge in the next couple decades.

Tolerance is moving gradually from being a virtue in which you take the time to consider where the other person is coming from to an excuse not to hear the other side out.  The banner virtue of Tolerance has already been perverted to the extent where people have been ordered silenced by our courts in the name of tolerance. Lets think that out, in the name of listening and understanding people are silenced… Canada is becoming an intolerant society in the name of tolerance, that last thing people see as a virtue that really is a virtue is in the throws of being perverted to mean the very opposite of what it really means.

We should expect that peace and prosperity will crumble, prosperity first, then when we are weak our peace will go. Such things have happened and will happen again until the end of time. I doubt it is the end of time , though it may be, but it is a safe bet that we will have some sort of crash, failure, or destruction in our near future. Not minor wars or minor recessions but major ‘I wish I had more survival skills’ changes.

And in the wake of that we can get people to really think, that’s where we get to some good ground for another revival.

March 3, 2010

Getting into polygamy

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A couple years before we where married we began discussing polygamy as something that might suit some things that we both wanted in a marriage. We took about a year to study before we got serious about it, primarily we studied scripture then history. To be honest once the ‘no woman would want it’ rhetoric is scrapped and falsified (by my own experience) the other objections fall away as petty, foolish, or downright wrong very quickly. So we decided to take a few years just the two of us and start looking. In that time we kept reading and reasoning and our views on polygamy have changed from ‘its good for us’ to ‘the reasons people oppose it are very messed up’. I guess after so much time reading I want to write about it a little, theologically monogamy is bogus and ultimately hurting the Church, and practically it has much more potential for harm than good.

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